Hey guys! It’s Rita! Let’s talk about exercise and the recommendation is 2.5 hours of moderate intensity a week or one hour and 15 mins of vigorous exercise a week. We should also be doing weight training and or push ups twice per week. Let’s try and find a workout that is inexpensive to do like T-25 by Shaun T. This exercise is only 25 minutes a day and it totals 1 hour and 5 minutes a week. It’s easy to do for those of you who need motivation you can log into beachbody and get yourself a free coach. Others may just find an exercise routine on youtube and use that. It makes it fun and easy to change up. It’s as simple as going for a speed walk. If you can’t speed walk start out slow and work your way up.
Weight training can be as simple as soup cans and doing flys. It doesn’t have to be heavy but its so good for your aging bones. Strength training helps strengthen your bones. It’s better than milk :-) Doing so old fashioned squats is amazing for your butt. You burn so many more calories by doing squats because they are such a large muscle. Yes! I love them! Push ups are amazing for your abs…if you can’t do a push up then just stay there in the plank position. Does amazing stuff for your back and abs too. Also works the upper arms and chest.
Exercise can help control you weight, keep your heart healthy and protect it from heart disease but also it releases endorphins which makes you happy. Staying active can protect you from obesity and type 2 diabetes. Being more physically fit during your middle ages studies show that you’ll have less chronic illness.
Many of you have excuses or used excuses as to why you couldn’t exercise, don’t worry I’m guilty too. Let’s see if we all can get motivated to move for atleast 25 minutes a day, whether its walking or riding a bike. Or maybe join some friends to walk on the track at the local school. It’s nice to be able to socialize and exercise at the same time. Let’s try and make it fun and hopefully you’ll want to do it again tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that… This is your body, you need to take care of it because its the only body you’re going to get. We aren’t promised tomorrows but we can do what we can to make tomorrow happen :-) Good luck to all of you..I’m rooting for you all to cross that line!